|“||ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I'M GONNA RIP OFF YOUR ARMS AND PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE WITH YOUR OWN FISTS!||„|
|~ Pete threatening Greg and Rowley after Greg wrecks his truck.|
|“||You guys have no idea what I'm gonna do to you.||„|
|~ Pete before forcing Rowley to eat the cheese.|
Pete Hosey is the main antagonist in the 2007 novel Diary Of A Wimpy Kid as well as its 2010 movie adaptation. He is an unnamed character in the book but in the movie his name is revealed in the climax.
He was portrayed by Nicholas Carey in the film.
He first appears when Greg and Rowley are Trick' Or Treating and throws water all over the two and chases them in his truck after Greg threatens to call the police. He and his friends chase them into Greg's grandma's house, Rowley accidentally tells them that they are in there alone, amusing Hosey causing him and the others to wait outside for Greg and Rowley. When the two finally leave with power tools they are all intimidated by this until Greg accidentally tears some of the paint off of the truck enraging Hosey. A chase ensues until Greg and Rowley run into the devil worshipper woods. He appears driving past Greg and Rowley later but doesn't recognize them since they were hiding with the Kindergarteners they were walking home. In the film's climax he and his goons appear during Greg and Rowley's fight and interrupt it and force all of the students watching to scram otherwise he'd beat them up. He then gets his goons to grab Greg and Rowley wondering what to do with them. He then forces Rowley to eat the infamous cheese threatening to shove it down his throat if he didn't. Afterwards he tries to force Greg to finish off the cheese however Coach Malone recognizes him causing he and his cronies to flee the scene. Neither him nor his goons appear in any later instalments to the series.
- He is a far more fleshed out character in the movie than in the novel since he does not even have a name in the book.